Mk1 mk3 parts

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Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:34 am

Does anyone know if mk1 rack and x member fit the mk3 ? Thanks .
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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Bug » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:47 am

Not sure, but I'm pretty certain the Mk1 had a narrower track?

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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:48 am

That might not matter as Im really just wanting the actual rack ,mine is rust pitted, and I want a x member to mod to fit an electric power steering rack .
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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Bug » Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:48 am
That might not matter as Im really just wanting the actual rack ,mine is rust pitted, and I want a x member to mod to fit an electric power steering rack .
Well as I'm now Capri-less it'll be hard for me to help you.
May I suggest asking for a few known measurements from owners of M1s and Mk2/3s may help you.
I wonder if the Mk1 rack may fit with the Mk3 tie rods, but then that may introduce odd Ackerman angles etc.

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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Mr B » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:47 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:34 am
Does anyone know if mk1 rack and x member fit the mk3 ? Thanks .
Hi MC,

Yep fits no problem, I put a Mark 1 3 GXL X member and steering rack on a Mark 3 3 litre ghia - No issues aside from the obvious heavy steering afterwards

Wayne
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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:01 am

:tongue:
Mr B wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:34 am
Does anyone know if mk1 rack and x member fit the mk3 ? Thanks .
Hi MC,

Yep fits no problem, I put a Mark 1 3 GXL X member and steering rack on a Mark 3 3 litre ghia - No issues aside from the obvious heavy steering afterwards

Wayne
Hey thanks Wayne , somebody is wreaking a mk1 3L , I already have the diff and am bidding on a pair of broardspeed alloy rocker covers for the 3L essex motor , so I'll see if I cant lassoo the x member and rack .
I dont have a 3L motor but I think I polish them up and hock em off.
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Re: Mk1 mk3 parts

Post by Mr B » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:58 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:01 am
:tongue:
Mr B wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:34 am
Does anyone know if mk1 rack and x member fit the mk3 ? Thanks .
Hi MC,

Yep fits no problem, I put a Mark 1 3 GXL X member and steering rack on a Mark 3 3 litre ghia - No issues aside from the obvious heavy steering afterwards

Wayne
Hey thanks Wayne , somebody is wreaking a mk1 3L , I already have the diff and am bidding on a pair of broardspeed alloy rocker covers for the 3L essex motor , so I'll see if I cant lassoo the x member and rack .
I dont have a 3L motor but I think I polish them up and hock em off.
Screenshot_20210720-175937~2.png
That's a nice set of valve covers, haven't seen a set of them before
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